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Manual Cinema Goliath locker room


Showtime Premier July 14, 2023


Manual Cinema's shadow animations are featured in Showtime's GOLIATH, a three-part documentary series examining the historic life, career and impact of Wilt Chamberlain. One of the greatest and most misunderstood athletes of all time, Chamberlain changed the game of basketball, breaking records and racial barriers along the way while conforming to his own standards on and off the court. From his unparalleled athleticism to his pioneering achievements, Wilt Chamberlain was an icon who lived his life on an epic scale.

Utilizing artificial intelligence to recreate Chamberlain’s voice to narrate his own words and archival footage provided by the Wilt Chamberlain Estate, GOLIATH tells the definitive story of Chamberlain’s remarkable life and how he fits into the fabric of American history.

The series premieres on Friday, July 14 on Paramount+ with SHOWTIME


Shadow Puppetry by Manual Cinema

Director of Photography: Andrew J Morgan

Storyboard Artist: Drew Dir

Puppet Design & Fabrication: Chicago Puppet Studio

Shadow Puppet Design: Drew Dir, Jacky Kelsey, Caitlin McLeod

Background Artist: Jacky Kelsey

Additional Fabrication: Lizi Breit, Zachary Sun, Averly Sheltraw

Puppeteers: Elizabeth Breit, Leah Casey, Sarah Fornace, Julia Miller, Jeffrey Paschal

Line Producer: Kyle Vegter

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